Central State Site Attracts More Investment

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(Rendering courtesy of M/I Homes Indianapolis.) (Rendering courtesy of M/I Homes Indianapolis.)
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More redevelopment is slated for the property that used to house Central State Hospital in Indianapolis. Ohio-based M/I Homes Inc. is planning a $15 million housing community to be called 58/Bahr at Central State that will include 20 townhomes and 30 single-family homes. The builder says it also intends to develop an additional 27 acres of the site, which could involve 200 more homes.

Construction on 58/Bahr is set to begin in May, with the first homes scheduled for August 10 completion. The development is named for former hospital Superintendent Max Bahr and it will be located where the Bahr Center, built in the late-1950s, once stood. M/I Homes says activity will increase on the site late in the summer once South Bend-based developer Holladay Properties, who is part of The Villages at Central State project, wraps up more infrastructure work.

M/I Homes Indianapolis President Kenny Windler says "M/I Homes looks forward to a continued partnership with Holladay Properties and the City of Indianapolis to bring affordable, quality built new homes to the downtown revitalization." The city acquired the property from the state in the early 2000s and redevelopment efforts have taken off in recent years. The former Central State site is now home to home to the People for Urban Progress headquarters, Ignition Arts, Central State Track and Field and Christel House Academy West. You can connect to more about 58/Bahr by clicking here.

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